Speaking only about India, everything, from biscuits and tea, – on which I heavily rely; to bus fares even in good old Tamil Nadu, is costlier.
economists who come on debates on such things Invariably say that inflation is global, and that the gorement can do very little about it.
These so-called experts always fall over themselves to protect the politicos, because, otherwise, they will not only cease to be experts, but will also simply cease to be.
They stopped speaking about Siberia, and just Nobody speaks about India, Freedom wise. The judiciary talks the gorement way.
Rajiv Gandhi had suggested, among other things, that India’s union gorement give The People, a monthly grant of, if I remember correctly, (it had been at the beginning of the pandemic), Rs. 7,500 pm per family. Given India’s population of 1.3 Billion plus, and even just 70% given that, it would have been a whopping sum.
But it would have given Buying Power to the Poor, and Merchandize Sold for the Uppers.
But the modi gorement decided to dish out to the mega rich. …They can justify this on the ‘trickle-down’ effect. But did that happen?
We had the Bapu, the ‘Father’ (of India) who was from a Well-to-do family (community of merchants, bankers, money-lenders, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bania_(caste), …following https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi, at Early life and background), who took up a Loin Cloth.
modi and co, giving rs. 6000 per YEAR to the people, are Eating and Dressing in the MOST expensive ways,
and Worse, a Useless and Unnecessary (at least at this juncture) Second parliament building, bullet trains,
and Worse Still, BILLIONS and BILLIONS of grants, loans and Write Offs for modi’s Cronies, The Indian Oligarchs.
(1 rupee = 100 pice).
When my UPS starts beeping, telling me that the reserve is getting low, I plan what all to keep On, and what to Switch off.
Aren’t there PRIORITIES?
SO WHY, IS INDIA’S MONEY BEING SHELLED OUT TO THE OLIGARCHS, TO USELESS PROJECTS AND FOR POLITICOS?